Click Track: Paul McCartney


Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 01/20/2012

RIP R&B great Johnny Otis; Filesharing site Megaupload shut down; Rihanna, Coldplay, McCartney added to Grammys lineup

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:37 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Johnny Otis, Rihanna, Coldplay, Paul McCartney

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Buy deluxe Bjork and U2 box sets or pay rent?; Paul McCartney says he was hacked; Coheed and Cambria bassist out of band

By David Malitz  |  09:55 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Bjork, U2, Paul McCartney, Coheed and Cambria

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/13/2010

Jazz saxophonist James Moody passes away; Nobel Prize concert stays mellow; Paul McCartney played "SNL"

James Moody passed away at the age of 85. - Jazz great James Moody passed away last Thursday at the age of 85. He had pancreatic cancer. Moody primarily played tenor saxophone but also played flute as well as tenor...

By David Malitz  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  James Moody, Paul McCartney

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/06/2010

Stars of pop, rock and country serenade McCartney and Haggard at Kennedy Center; Michael Jackson's posthumous album makes the rounds

Hag, Oprah and Macca. (Linda Davidson/TWP) - The stars came out to the Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night to fete two incredibly influential musicians -- as well as a trailblazing choreographer (Bill T. Jones), a Broadway legend (Jerry Herman) and...

By Chris Richards  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Brad Paisley, Dave Grohl, Gwen Stefani, James Taylor, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Mavis Staples, Merle Haggard, Michael Jackson, Miranda Lambert, No Doubt, Norah Jones, Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Steven Tyler, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 12/04/2010

B-sides: Paul McCartney on winning prizes and supporting the president

McCartney accepting one of his many awards, this one from President Obama. (Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images) Our friend and colleague J. Freedom du Lac interviewed Kennedy Center Honoree Paul McCartney -- and a slew of others who witnessed the Beatles first...

By Click Track  |  05:10 PM ET, 12/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  B-sides | Tags:  Paul McCartney

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/03/2010

More than 45 years later, screams still echo: Paul McCartney, Al Gore, Tommy Roe and more recall Beatles' first U.S. concert in D.C.

The Beatles perform at Washington Coliseum in February 1964. (Rowland Scherman) On Feb. 11, 1964, Beatlemania blasted Washington, all shrieks and Arthur haircuts and songs that nobody could quite make out. Two nights after a hysteria-inducing appearance on “The Ed...

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Paul McCartney

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/07/2010

Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard to receive Kennedy Center Honors

"Another award? You're too kind." (Tracy Woodward/TWP) By David Malitz Pop royalty Paul McCartney and country icon Merle Haggard are among the artists receiving this year's Kennedy Center Honors. McCartney, of course, was recently honored at the White House with...

By David Malitz  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Kennedy Center Honors, Merle Haggard, Paul McCartney

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 08/03/2010

Justin Bieber autobiography on the way; Paul McCartney hearts "Glee"

The Biebs has a story to tell. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) By Chris Richards - In what is sure to become one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories since "Catcher in the Rye," Justin Bieber has announced plans to release an...

By Chris Richards  |  08:15 AM ET, 08/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/08/2010

Of Montreal tours with Janelle Monae; Paul and Ringo reunite; Eminem stays at No. 1

Janelle Monae will hit the road with Of Montreal later this year. (Evy Mages/TWP) By David Malitz - It should be one of the fall's most exciting and over-the-top tours - zany indie-electro troupe Of Montreal will hit the road...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  3OH!3, Eminem, Janelle Monae, Of Montreal, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The-Dream

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 06/23/2010

Lists: When really good soundtracks happen to really bad movies

Mastodon: The only awesome thing about "Jonah Hex." (2009 photo by Kyle Gutafson/FTWP) By Allison Stewart The news that Georgia metal warriors Mastodon will issue a soundtrack to the already much-maligned film "Jonah Hex" next week got Click Track thinking...

By Allison Stewart  |  01:30 PM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Bob Dylan, Cypress Hill, David Bowie, Electric Light Orchestra, Mark Mothersbaugh, Mastodon, Morris Day, Mudhoney, Olivia Newton-John, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Prince, Sigur Ros, Sonic Youth, the Monkees

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/03/2010

Long, winding road to the White House: Paul McCartney takes Gershwin Prize

McCartney accepts the Gershwin Prize. (Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images) By Chris Richards Hope may have gotten him elected, but in President Obama's White House on Wednesday evening, it was all love. The reverent, paralyzing, smile-until-your-face-cramps kind of love -- all of...

By Chris Richards  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Corinne Bailey Rae, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Foo Fighters, Herbie Hancock, Jack White, Jonas Brothers, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, White Stripes

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/02/2010

McCartney's stately performance

\ By Chris Richards He helped forge the shape and trajectory of popular music and was greeted Tuesday night by a strange and sonorous thunder. Some of it was applause. Much of it was the drumpity-drumpity-drumpity of old seat-backs in...

By David Malitz  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Paul McCartney

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/01/2010

Which song should Paul McCartney play at tomorrow night's performance at the White House?

If McCartney gets just one song, what should it be? (Tracy Woodward/TWP) By Chris Richards Last week, I predicted that Paul McCartney would close out tomorrow night's Gershwin Prize celebration at the White House with a little ditty called "Hey...

By Chris Richards  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Paul McCartney

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/28/2010

Poll: Should the Jonas Brothers play The White House?

JoBros: White House worthy? (Photo by Michael Temchine/FWTP) The lineup of musicians scheduled to perform the songs of Paul McCartney as he is awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the White House next week is...

By David Malitz  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Jonas Brothers, Paul McCartney

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/27/2010

Taking sides: Who should win the next Gershwin Prize?

These are our picks for who should be the next Gershwin Prize recipient. (Clockwise from top left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI; AP Photo/Patrick Semansky; Andrew Propp; Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images) Macca Week continues here on Click Track -- despite much...

By Chris Richards  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Taylor, Paul McCartney, Prince

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/26/2010

Setlist wishlist: Songs we hope to hear when Paul McCartney visits the White House next week

Everyone attending Tuesday's McCartney tribute at the White House should be practicing their na-na-na-nas. (Kevin Mazur/MPL) By Chris Richards Paul McCartney visits the White House next Tuesday to accept the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song -- and...

By Chris Richards  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Corinne Bailey Rae, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Herbie Hancock, Jack White, Jonas Brothers, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 05/24/2010

Paul McCartney to be honored at White House; Stevie Wonder, Jonas Brothers and others scheduled to perform in tribute

Macca is coming to Pennsylvania Avenue. (Tracy Woodward/TWP). By Chris Richards The White House is throwing another epic bash, this time honoring Paul McCartney, winner of this year's Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Macca is the third...

By Chris Richards  |  02:07 PM ET, 05/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Corinne Bailey Rae, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Herbie Hancock, Jack White, Jonas Brothers, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 04/21/2010

Metallica soldiers on through European tour; new releases from M.I.A., Kylie Minogue, others

Metallica's Kirk Hammett says the band hasn't traveled in a bus for nearly 25 years. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis) By Ally Schweitzer - Metallica is plowing through obstacles-- both natural and emotional-- to continue their European tour. With flights still hard...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:50 AM ET, 04/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Big Boi, Hanson, Kylie Minogue, M.I.A., Metallica, Outkast, Paul McCartney

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 02/26/2010

Morning click: Badu @s her way to clearance, boomers hit the road

Erykah Badu used Twitter and Lenny Kravitz to get a Paul McCartney sample cleared. What an era we live in. - Erykah Badu had 24 hours to clear a Paul McCartney sample or else the song it was used on...

By David Malitz  |  06:45 AM ET, 02/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Aerosmith, Carole King, Erykah Badu, James Taylor, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 12/31/2009

Lists: David Malitz's top 237 shows of 2009

Jay-Z's Inauguration Eve show at the Warner Theatre was historic. This is my favorite year-end list to make because I feel it's the most definitive. I made sure to wait until the very end so I could have a full...

By David Malitz  |  03:44 PM ET, 12/31/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Bob Mould, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Destroyer, Future of the Left, Jay-Z, Juana Molina, Kurt Vile, Lambchop, Paul McCartney, Primal Scream, Spoon, TV Ghost, TV on the Radio, Times New Viking, Waco Brothers